According to Dictionary.com Suspending disbelief is: awillingnesstosuspendone'scriticalfaculties andbelievetheunbelievable; sacrificeof realismandlogicforthesakeofenjoyment In my newest book, The Birthday Wish, Mimi blows out a candle that she's jammed into a frozen cupcake, makes a wish, and is transported to the home of Paolo, where she spends an evening having her wishes and fantasies fulfilled. As a writer I had to ask myself, how far is too far? How much will readers suspend disbelief and go along with my premise that a birthday wish, or two, could physically transport my heroine from place to place within a fantasy world and then return her to her own life at the end. How much did I need to explain? Mimi was clearly a real person (whether Paolo is or not, you'll have to buy the book to find out) who had real feelings and anxieties even within a surreal situation. I think we all like to think that magical and mysterious things can happen, so I decided to simply rely on the power of a good birthday wish to propel the story along. How about you? How much are you willing to suspend disbelief? What are some elements that are just too much?